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UK: BBC ponders P2P distribution


BBC ponders P2P distribution

By Lucy Sherriff

Posted: 17/02/2004 at 15:43 GMT

The BBC is to make its programme archive available over a peer-to- peer network, it said at the International Broadcasting Convention last weekend.

BT, meanwhile, has confirmed that it is in talks with the BBC to find a way "of ensuring that their plans have a positive impact on broadband Britain".

The BBC plans to develop a "super electronic programme guide", which allows users to record content as they do with a personal video recorder, New Media Age reports.

The announcement comes after confirmation that Auntie* will be making its archive accessible via the Internet, and clarifies the mechanism by which this will happen.